Echo 530

  1. An invasive procedure where the physician removes fluid from the pericardium is called ______________________.
  2. Causes of increased pericardial fluid are: (4)
    • 1. Inflammation
    • 2. Pericarditis
    • 3. Rupture / tear in pericardial wall
    • 4. blunt trauma
  3. What's done when pericardiocentesis isn't successful?
  4. List some of the risks involved with pericardiocentesis: (4)
    • Cardiac arrest
    • arrhythmias
    • puncture heart wall
    • tear coronary arteries
  5. Define: myocardial biopsy
    Small piece of heart muscle is removed for pathological examination
  6. When is a myocardial biopsy warrented? (4)
    • heart transplant rejection
    • myocarditis
    • amyloidosis
    • cause of CMO
  7. What is a potential complication of myocardial biopsy?
    • TV injury
    • We need to assess b/c sometimes damaged during procedure
  8. When do we use a pacemaker?
    When we have problems the the hearts electrical tissues
  9. What do we see on the echo of patient with a pacemaker?
    • M-Mode = motion of ventricle walls & septum
    • RV pace = early post IVS motion immediately post pacemaker

    Bottom line = we see wire in RV (nb to confirm it's pacemaker wire. Wire can cause veg or thrombus....check for)
  10. What is a pacemaker?
    A small electrical device that regulates heart - sends electrical signals to the heart
  11. Define: defibrillator (and who has one)?
    Pacemaker-like device; monitors heart; irregular rhythm and then shocks the heart. Afib patient.
  12. What is percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy and when is it used?
    Balloon used to enlarge MV area in the case of MS. Tried before replacement.
Card Set
Echo 530
Biopsies, Pericarcial Centesis, Pacemakers, Defibrillation